MILITARY heroes of yesteryear will be the focus of a new exhibition in Lacock being organised by a specialist World War One historian.

The free display set up by Richard Broadhead will run from September 3-11, between 9.30am and 5pm, in the Tithe Barn opposite the Red Lion pub.

Mr Broadhead has written a series of books on soldiers from various Wiltshire towns and has now applied his expertise to his travelling exhibition.

Rachael Holtom, the visitor experience officer for the National Trust at Lacock, said: “This is a great exhibition, with lots of detailed information about the local men who laid down their lives for their country.

“There are some fascinating stories here and it is of great interest to people whose families have lived here for many generations, those compiling family trees or just wanting an interesting and thought provoking day out.”

Mr Broadhead will also be giving an illustrated talk on his subject on September 8 at 7.30pm.

The venue for the talk will be the Manger Barn in High Street, Lacock.

Talk tickets cost £6 and are available by calling 0844 249 1895 or going to the website lacock.